Columbiana County in plans for pipeline

Source: The Vindicator


Texas Eastern Transmission LP, a subsidiary of Spectra Energy, is planning to build a nearly quarter-million-dollar pipeline so that producers in the Utica and Marcellus shales can transport natural gas to the Gulf Coast.

A part of the Ohio Pipeline Energy Network, the 76-mile pipeline would go from the Kensington processing plant in Columbiana County and connect to Texas Eastern’s Monroe County system, allowing natural gas to then be delivered to the Egan hub in Louisiana.

In a filing with the Federal Energy Regulation Commission, the Texas-based company said it has agreements with Chesapeake Energy Corp., Total Gas & Power North America, Consol Energy and Rice Energy to execute the project.

Texas Eastern asked FERC to grant permission for the project by Dec. 5. It plans to have its facilities and pipeline online by November of next year.